Jessica Bryans
 
December 12, 2011 | Wine | Jessica Bryans

Celebrate the Holidays with Champagne

Tis the season for bubbly! Sparkling wine has been a traditional celebratory drink since the 17th century when French kings began drinking it at royal-mass and coronations in Reims. News of the unique bubbly wine spread quickly and was immediately synonymous with luxury, power and celebration. Today many Sparkling wines are produced around the world and although none have the rich history and complex flavours of Champagne, you can still indulge over the holidays with a great bottle of Prosecco, Cava or a Champagne cocktail. Here are some sparkling drink ideas to celebrate the holidays:

Champagne

•Gosset Grande Reserve Champagne
•Lallier Grande Reserve Champagne
•Pol Roger Cuvee de Reserve Brut
•Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin

•Dom Perignon Andy Warhol Edition

•Vilmart

Sparkling Wine

Champagne Cocktails

French 75

1oz dry gin
½ oz of lemon juice
½ tsp of white sugar

Shake on ice and pour into a Champagne flute , top up with Sparkling wine.
Garnish with a lemon twist.

The Midnight Kiss

½ oz Chambord Liqueur
½ oz Vodka
½ oz Pineapple Juice
Shake on ice and pour into a Champagne flute, top up with Sparkling wine.
Garnish with a fresh raspberry.

The Classic

1 Sugar Cube
3 drops Angostura Bitter
4oz Sparkling Wine
Soak sugar cube in bitter and drop into Champagne flute. Top with Sparkling wine and garnish with a lemon twist.
Sparkled Ice
1oz Vidal or Riesling Icewine
½ oz Grand Marnier

Shake on ice and pour into Champagne flute. Top with Sparkling wine and garnish with orange twist.

What is Champagne?
 

Champagne starts out as a still wine. By inducing a second fermentation in the bottle, carbonation is achieved which creates a sparkling wine. Champagne is different than other sparkling wine because:
a. It is grown in the designated region of Champagne, France
b. It can only be made from 3 different grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay
c. It is made in a method called “Methode Champenoise” which means it has acquired its bubbles from a second fermentation in the bottle AND has been aged in caves before being released.

Comments

lilibrah101's Gravatar
 
lilibrah101
@ Aug 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM
Generally I don't learn post on blogs, howver I would like to say that this write-up very compelled me to cjeck out and do so! Your writing taste haas been surprised me. Thank you, quite great article.

Shiv Ji's Gravatar
 
Shiv Ji
@ May 18, 2016 at 4:39 AM
For Unbeaten Packers and Movers in Hyderabad visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-hyderabad/ For Unexcelled Packers and Movers in Bangalore visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-bangalore/

Shiv Ji's Gravatar
 
Shiv Ji
@ May 18, 2016 at 4:40 AM
For Unbeatable Packers and Movers in Pune visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-pune/ For Optimum Packers and Movers in Mumbai visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-mumbai/

Shiv Ji's Gravatar
 
Shiv Ji
@ May 18, 2016 at 4:40 AM
For Optimal Packers and Movers in Delhi visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-delhi/ For Ultimate Packers and Movers in Gurgaon visit http://www.movers5th.in/packers-and-movers-gurgaon/

clinton's Gravatar
 
clinton
@ Sep 12, 2016 at 4:58 AM
I never drank Champagne so far but i have read that it's an expensive drink and also the most tastier one to have for all occasions. I am inspired by your article and would like to have it.

Add A Blog Comment
E-Mail me when someone comments on this post

Leave this field blank:
Cart 0 items: $0.00

Close

Qty Item Description Price Total
  Subtotal $0.00

View Cart

 
Your Account  |  Log In